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Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that

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4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

Baby books and websites will often give you tips for making life with your baby easier and less stressful. These tips may include: ‘Get your baby into a good routine as early as possible’, ‘Put

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When Cuddles Won’t Cure Your Baby

Before I had kids, I had a very vivid picture of what I assumed parenting a newborn would look like. In the mornings I would get my baby out of her crib, and bring her into my bed to cuddle. After a few

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Taking Your High Need Child to a Playgroup

Because my family recently moved into a new community, I have been finding meet-ups and playgroups for moms and little ones.  It’s one of the few chances I have to make friends, and let me tell you,

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Ages and Stages of the Fussy Baby

When Sammy was a baby, I would have given anything to have an idea of what to expect as each month (and even week) passed. Something to give me hope that things WOULD get easier. Or if they weren’t

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A Different Outlook

People always say that your views on things change when you have a child. I often would nod my head in agreement stating that of course it does. However, I didn’t quite realize to what degree. The world

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Monica’s Story: Great Expectations, Hard Truths

I was exhausted from another day of screaming. Just when it seemed like the light at the end of the tunnel was shining on us, we were in the dark again. At 8 months, I have spent my every waking and sleeping

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We Are Individuals – And We Happen to Parent

On many occasions I’ve read, in this blog and in other spaces, about how mothers of fussy or colicky babies often feel like frauds. They fear that they are the cause of their child’s fussiness or that

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Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

My 10-month-old baby girl is bad sleeper. A terrible sleeper, in fact. For various reasons, such as reflux, gas and, probably by now, behavioural training, E is a baby who, quite frequently, likes to party

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Travelling with a Colicky or Spirited Child

We’ve been on vacation in Florida now for about 2 weeks, which is why I haven’t posted lately. (By the way, to any American readers, I am very jealous that you have Florida. Thank you for sharing it

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